CloudApp & SaaS tools: The future of remote work

One of the lessons that the last few months have taught us is that remote work is here to stay. Love it or hate it, where and how we work is changing. Let’s take a look at the past, present, and future of remote work and how SaaS tools, like CloudApp (a Cervin portfolio company), are helping drive the transition.

The past

Remote work offers numerous advantages. A study by Owl Labs found 83% of survey respondents agree that the ability to work remotely would make them happier. This is because remote work allows for greater work-life balance, freedom, and flexibility. Research also suggests that happy employees work more productively, are more creative, more open to collaboration, and more loyal than their in-office counterparts.

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The present

The future

There’s no denying that once the current crisis is behind us, where and how people work is going to be much different. The infrastructure built to work during the pandemic will stay and in many cases evolve. For those companies that are willing and able to embrace remote work, there are 2 main models they can use:

  • Fully-Remote: A work arrangement in which all employees operate from a location of their own choosing and interact with colleagues via email, messaging, video conferencing, or CloudApp screen recorder videos etc.
  • Hybrid-Remote: A work arrangement in which some employees operate out of a traditional office environment, while others work remotely some or all of the time.

As remote work grows — the need for remote work tools becomes more apparent. How can teams maintain communication, manage projects effectively, and share work quickly?

The answer is SaaS and remote work tools, like CloudApp.

Communicate and collaborate with CloudApp

Emails that are so long they could practically be a novel and a calendar full of video calls fill every remote (and non-remote) worker with dread. Save everyone some time and use the CloudApp screen recorder to record a short video message that co-workers can watch (and rewatch) at their leisure.

When extra clarity is needed, CloudApp’s screenshot annotation feature can be used to add arrows, circles, text boxes and more to images and videos, directing attention to specific elements. When you’re ready to send the content to a colleague, you can simply drag and drop it into your email, a Slack Chat, or a Trello Card. The content is automatically uploaded to your private CloudApp library to reference or reuse later.

To learn more about CloudApp’s industry-leading platform helps teams communicate and collaborate, whether they are across town, or across the country visit their website.

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